With Great promise comes great responsibility

In the world of drug production, the search is relentless for treatments that can reduce the planet’s spiralling pharmaceutical bill by curing illness. However, although billions of pounds is ploughed into developing new drugs, attention...

Trade Secrets – current and future protection

A trade secret is a piece of knowledge that gives you a competitive advantage over others in the field. It must not be widely known,  the owner must have taken deliberate steps to keep it...

Developing long term relationships with the skilled workers of the future

Despite the great demand for skilled workers in the STEM industries, employers are struggling to find and retain the young people with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the workplace. A recent survey...

Education secretary backs the drive to recruit more young scientists

UK Education Secretary Nicky Morgan is backing attempts to enthuse young people with a love of science. She said: “Developing the best schools and skills is a key part of our long-term economic plan to...

Aiming high and encouraging young people into the world of science

Talk to anyone in the bioscience world and they will tell you that one of their major concerns is the dearth of young people coming out of schools, colleges and universities having studied science...

Technology offers insights into cancer

Mass spectrometry is helping medical research in many other ways as well, including exciting work being done in the United States. Scientists at the Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies and the Department of Chemistry and...

A historical case with modern significance

In the medical field, spectroscopy technology is being used for research into 470-year-old bones which may have relevance to modern-day sufferers of the bone condition rickets. The technology helped scientists confirm that many sailors who...

Out of this world

At first glance, one of the most stunning achievements in space exploration, an investigation into rickets in sailors who died 470 years ago and cutting-edge cancer research may appear to have little in common. However,...

But what of the future?

So nanotechnology is already producing developments but what is its potential? Well, the opportunities are huge and the work already under way could just be the start. For example, the science could greatly speed up...

Striking a note of caution as the use of nanotechnology in medicine gathers pace

Nanotechnology may be advancing at a rapid rate but these are still early days and much still needs to be done as the medical world tries to keep pace with the dramtic pace of...

Nanomedicine – bridging the skills gap

Nanomedicine is at the forefront of modern healthcare. Nanoparticles offer a new platform for drug delivery that can extend the “patent life” of drugs, but also greatly increase the targeting and effectiveness of therapy. In...

Fantastic Voyage

In 1966, movie-goers were treated to the release of a film called Fantastic Voyage, a Cold War science fiction thriller about a scientist who is nearly killed in an assassination attempt. As he hovers between...

Accreditation: Delivering Confidence in Health Services

The quality of health and social care services is under constant and close scrutiny.  Professor Sir Mike Richards, Chief Inspector of Hospitals at the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has recently acknowledged that accreditation and...

Remarkable breakthroughs that herald the age of bionics

He was one of the television hits of the 1970s, the Six Million Dollar Man with his super-enhanced vision and reconstructed bionic limbs that that allowed him to run at incredible speeds and jump...

Controlling Temperature with BioPharma Dynamics

BioPharma Dynamics discuss the importance of controlling parameters in your process. Temperature monitoring and control devices are an integral part of any laboratory within the pharmaceutical sector. Having a quality temperature control system in place...

Three-parent baby technology clears final hurdle

When science is at its best, it pushes the boundaries of what is possible and makes us think about the big questions. Even if the issues it raises are deeply uncomfortable. That has certainly been...